Southern Cross University recognises that travel contributes a large proportion of total greenhouse gas emissions for the University. Deciding on how you travel to SCU can have positive impacts on your health, wellbeing and the environment.
What is the University doing?
A number of initiatives have been undertaken to reduce the impact of our travel, whether for business or by staff and students commuting to work and study respectively. These include:
- Promotion of sustainable transport options for staff and students via the Travel to SCU page.
- Review of vehicle fleet to increase fuel efficiency.
- Purchase of a Fleet Management System for the efficient management of the vehicle fleet and to provide better greenhouse gas emissions reporting.
- Electric vehicles are used for mail delivery on Lismore campus.
- Research into barriers and drivers to sustainable travel.
- Participation in the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Carpool projects to promote carpooling to staff and students.
What can I do?
SCU campuses are accessible by car, public transport, cycleways and footpaths. The page details transport options for each campus.
Travel is one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions for the University as a whole. Making an informed decision on how you travel to SCU can have positive impacts on your health, wellbeing and the environment, as well as saving you money. SCU strongly encourages you to consider carpooling to campus wherever possible. This can be arranged informally with your friends or you can try Northern Rivers Carpool to find other people who might be travelling your way.